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  1. A Google image search would suggest that to be a solid diagnosis. Thank you!
  2. A friend has sent me these pics of their young Cherry tree. Any ideas as to the cause?
  3. That is brilliant [emoji23]
  4. Yeah I totally get this but sometimes I find it feels safer using the silky on a small back-leaning branch which needs a bit of a push with the other hand or a top which feels a bit sketchy due to slightly odd work position. Sometimes on small reductions I fancy a bit of peace and quiet and leave the saw on the ground.
  5. I've tried the Tsurugi and the Zubat but keep coming back to the Gomtaro. Maybe because it's the first one I ever used but it just feels right in the cut. Also straight hinges... The Zubat does have its place being more aggressive etc. I've tried hanging on my belt and I've tried a sawpod but have taken to attaching the silky clip via a small carabiner to a gear loop on my harness. I seem to be able to find the scabbard with the saw easier without looking for some reason.
  6. My money's on oak. Give it a sniff! Hard to mistake the smell of oak.
  7. Bit of a head scratcher. The cut face would suggest Alder but the bark does look like ailanthus. The spoon looks great though!
  8. A friend sent me this the other day. Does anyone know when or where it was taken? Would love to know more about what gear they were using!
  9. Have a look at climbing arborist on YouTube for some basic knots and techniques. Low and slow is the way to go until you're able to get some proper training.
  10. Buy separate for sure. If there's somewhere you can try on some harnesses then do that for sure. Don't worry about srt. Learn your basic knots and stick with ddrt for now.
  11. Does it come with instructions? Would be good to see a pic of where you placed it if you get a chance as I'm wanting to put one on my cs100 too. Cheers.
  12. Thank you guys for the advice. I like the sound of the extra leaves only working under load.
  13. Hello all, I'm after a bit of advice... I recently bought an already converted 2013 Toyota Hilux Extra Cab tipper. I am extremely happy with it as it ticks all the boxes for my business. However- the suspension has not been upgraded. This really isn't the end of the world as even with a full load of chip there's still a bit of space above the bump stops. The problem is handling and clearance. With a fair bit of weight on the back I've ground out the tow bar on a couple of steep driveways and a weigh bridge or two. I gather there are a few options out there - extra leaf springs/airbag upgrade etc. I don't want to stiffen the ride when unloaded... Are airbags the way to go? Have you had your suspension upgraded? What are the pros and cons and rough prices of each option? Many thanks!


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